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The Secret of the Desert Stone (The Cooper Kids Adventures #5)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  1,308 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Biblical archeologist Dr. Jacob Cooper arrives in Togwana with his children Jay and Lila and one goal-to discover the secret behind the two-mile-high Stone that has mysteriously appeared overnight. Who could have excavated, carved, and transported the colossal Stone? The Coopers' uneasiness soon turns into dread as they are watched and threatened by the country's new gover ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published 1996)
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Joshua Castillo
I think it is related to the bible kind of. God is trying to tell this native group who He is by protecting them with a stone that is in the middle of the pathway of a rebel army that is on the way to destroy them by teaching them about Jesus Christ. The chief wonders who is the one true God. Dr Cooper comes to investigate. A few soldiers have managed to get up and over the wall (including the commander) and captures Dr Cooper and his children. The stone gets larger and larger over a period of t ...more
April Nichole
So, this big stone shows up overnight dividing the land. On one side the people are afraid of it. They don’t know what to make of it. Later we find that those on the other side see it as an answer to there prayers.

Dr. Cooper and his kids are brought in along with a Dr. Henderson to remove it. The leader doesn’t really want it explained he doesn’t really care how it got there he just wants it gone. I think at times I have been like Lila was when she saw the big stone. When she saw it she knew the
Same as my reviews of other Peretti books for kids, the problem for me growing up was that books like these really unsettled me. I enjoyed the adventure, but the creepy spiritual, occult-ish aspects really made me nervous. I couldn't fully separate yet what I knew to be fiction, I guess. But they're well-written.
Good...but a bit strange.
When I read the series at age 11, this was my favorite but when I reread the book a couple years ago at age 17, I was disappointed. Something was missing. The story just fell flat. There were parts that I really liked but it was impossible for me to get past the charismatic agenda that colored the entire book. If you read it as a fantasy novel, it's a good one, but if you take it as the could-be-true novel it presents itself as, you will run into major theological problems.
Wish I could recommend this book but it's just bad. The writing is too simple even for young ones and the theology is troublesome. Skip it.
One morning people wake up to find that their island is divided by a 2 mile high stone, perfectally square overnight. Who put it there. What kind of people, or Person, could do it. Thrilling book.
This book definitely was the best book in the Cooper kids adventure seiries! it is one of the best books I've ever read. if I were able to give it six stars I would. really recommeded
thrilling, exhilarating, frightening! I love this book . . . I read it twice in one year I couldn't get enough of it. Very good and mysterious.
This was amazingly adventurous and intense but a really good read
Feb 04, 2008 Sarah rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
Recommended to Sarah by: Rachel Peterson
I liked it alot. Perretti is one of my favorites! -Sarah
This one was only so-so.
Great family read alouds.
Feb 02, 2008 Rachel rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery Readers
It was awsome! Very intense!
Dec 05, 2013 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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With more than 12 million novels in print, Frank Peretti is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist.”

Peretti is a natural storyteller who, as a youngster in Seattle, regularly gathered the neighborhood children for animated storytelling sessions. After graduating from high school, he began playing banjo with a local blueg
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